News

News

  • The ESA awards a Gold Medal in recognition of an ESA member who has made a substantial contribution to the study of ecology in Australia over the course of their career.

  • Come to LEAF 2018 and ‘Rethink the future’ with Australia’s favourite gardener Costa Georgiadis and sustainable farmer and chef Paul West as we explore how we can all reduce, reuse and recycle and create a healthier world and future.

    Logan LEAF festival
  • IPBES (the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services) has announced the call for nominations to serve as experts on its upcoming assessments reports.

  • Disturbances, such as fire and herbivore grazing, are essential to reduce biomass and maintain grassland biodiversity but actively managing these disturbances is difficult and expensive, especially in urban areas. A new paper explains how mowing can be used to manage grassland biodiversity:

     

     A new paper explains how mowing can be used to manage grassland biodiversity:
  • Just like the weather forecasts we all take for granted, can we create a reliable a ‘nature forecast’ to help us better understand, manage and conserve ecosystems? Get ready for ecological forecasting!

    Tern Newsletter
  • We invite you to submit an abstract to the ESA18 annual conference. The conference is to be held at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane from 25-29 November 2018. Optional workshops and field trips will be offered on Friday 30 November.

    ESA2018
  • A group of around 300 whales produced 184 distinct songs over just a few years, according to a new study.

    Bowhead Whale
  • The persecution of dingoes has reduced their distribution and could accelerate the demise of this species, says Australia’s peak professional ecological body, the Ecological Society of Australia.

  • OEH is now calling for proposals for projects under the Saving Our Species (SoS) Science and Research Plan.

  • Representatives of Australia’s peak professional ecological body, the Ecological Society of Australia, are deeply concerned that the Federal Government’s draft strategy for nature 2018–2030 will not protect Australia’s biodiversity.

    Sunrise in Umina